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Tahoe D4439

Aug. 2020:  Tahoe was adopted by his foster home in March, after fostering him since Jan. He has been fine with family and their other female dog. But now he needs a new home with a very experienced female guardian. Tahoe seems fearful (nervous) of the husband and at a camping trip, where he was very nervous, bit the husband when he was ground level, face to face with him and touching his nose. We are not sure what triggered his fear or if related to pesticide induced issues (started to take 2 oral pesticides that might be causing behavior change which we have seen in 3 other dogs (once they detox, behavior changed back to normal happy dogs). He is fine with mom and their family. They are now detoxing him off oral pesticides and will continue to keep him until we find him a very experienced female adopter. Tahoe can seem aloof but does lounge and is affectionate to people. Loves to play with their other dog (sr. Pit x), but can be rough. Tahoe does have prey drive to cats, skunks and rodents. Will guard his food bowl to their other dog, so they pick up bowls right after they eat. He loves his walks or playing in their yard. He needs a home with an attached yard.  Tahoe NEEDS an experienced ADULT home only, prefer female guardian.  No kids due to incident with current dad. 

Rescued:  1/11/20.  Tahoe was saved off the streets by a kind citizen. They took him to the shelter and no one came for him. He was neglected, thin, has skin itch from fleas and fly bite ears. At the shelter he was sad and confused. Tahoe warmed up and did well meeting other dogs but did not play since he was too distracted. He enjoys being petted and getting attention. Poor Tahoe had a rough life of neglect, probably living alone in a backyard with no vet care, very little food and left dirty with insects. We rescued Tahoe and he got his vet care. He was friendly and gentle with 2 of our volunteer transporters. Did fine at our vet office. Tahoe now needs to relax, eat healthy foods and get healthy.

1/26/20 Update from Foster Home: He is a sweet dog who is learning to live indoors with humans. Good in his crate. He is eating a ton of food and hopefully will become more filled out soon. His skin issues are healing. Gets along with my pit bull and plays fine. He gets along well with women and older children. Likes being petted by us and gives us kisses. He seems to have an issue with men - he still growls at foster dad but they are working through it with daily positive reinforcement. Good on leash. Not much pulling. House-training is in process -- needs to be escorted quickly on leash to prevent marking. Gets kinda antsy in the car. Howls and whines whenever he doesn’t get what he wants. Not an apartment/condo dog.

Hi, I need a temporary foster home while I wait to be adopted. Will you please foster me?

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

Details of Tahoe D4439

  • Name: Tahoe D4439
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Age: 2 years 11 months
  • Color: White
  • Size: 80 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 1/12/20


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